The place to go to download and read many of the documents / recordings that the Church of Scientology does not want to be available to the public. These include:
- The complete text of the ‘Operating Thetan’ materials – in L Ron Hubbard’s handwriting
- “Revolt in the Stars” Hubbard’s novel /screenplay that seems to form the basis of the famous OTIII ‘Xenu’ story
- Recordings of Hubbard describing the “R2-45 auditing process” (which consists of shooting a person with a large-calibre pistol)
- Details of the “Introspection Rundown” procedure which led to the death of Lisa McPherson
The Church of Scientology has worked hard over the years to suppress many of the documents listed here by a variety of means – including the abuse of copyright and trademark law, and extra-legal dirty tricks.
After the publication of “Dianetics in “Astounding Science Fiction”, in 1950,there was a brief vogue for L Ron Hubbard’s first creation, Dianetics.
Initially there was at least the illusion that these pursuits permitted free inquiry. However, before long Hubbard insured (by building in a harsh system of internal discipline into Scientology the successor to Dianetics) that he was the acknowledged to be the only ‘authority’ on the subject – Dianetics and Scientology began their transition from failed science to oppressive religion.
The Aberee was a cheap publication produced and circulated between 1954 and 1965 by enthusiasts in the days when Scientologists could speak freely about their interests – and even laugh about some aspects. It was billed as “The Non-serious Voice of Scientology”.
This site contains scans of the complete run of publications – which were never copyrighted. They provide an insight into the early days of Dianetics and Scientology, a resource for scholars studying the history of the movement – and the occasional laugh.
Ex-Scientology Kids (current) Full Text Online HTML
Scientology Critical Information Directory (current) Full Text Online HTML
Tampa Bay Times (2014) Full Text Online HTML
Operation Clambake (1994 – 1997) Full Text Online HTML
One of the things that strikes non-Scientologists is the language used by members, laden with abbreviations, acronyms, coined words, lingo and even re-defined common words. All of the official terms are listed in Scientology dictionaries, which Scientologists are required to buy.
Teasing some meaning out of Scientology’s pronouncements is difficult enough, without having to learn a new language. We hope that these resources help. The first link (ex-Scientology Kids) is up-to-date, comprehensive, and accessible.
As you can probably tell from the rest of this site, I am a critic of Scientology (and a general sceptic). However, here I am recommending a site by an ‘Independent Scientologist’.
This brave individual has uploaded an astonishing quantity of files covering a wide range of Scientology materials. These include Scans of books and magazines, audio files of Hubbard’s lectures, and much more. They can all be browsed and downloaded.
I am glad to say that we agree that:
- Hubbard’s work should be judged on its merits.
- You cannot do this without free access to his extensive writings, recordings and other texts
- The Church of Scientology puts enormous effort into controlling access to this material – and cannot be trusted not to alter it whenever this suits their purposes
The fact that we do not agree about the value of Hubbard’s work does not diminish my respect for the person who provided this invaluable archive, or his refreshing openness.